This is an analysis of the poem St. Valentines Day that begins with:

Now that each feather'd Chorister doth sing
The glad approches of the welcome Spring: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffgghhdbhXXbXXddeedd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010011 01100001001 111101101 110100011 1101010101 0111011101 1101010110 10001100011 11110101101 1101010111 11111001010 11110011110 1111111111 1101010101 1101111101 1001000101 0101111101 1101110101 1111111111 0101100100 1111000110 1111010111 1111010101 1101111101 1111011111 01001010101 1110111011 1101010001 1111110111 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 235
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.

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